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To Forgive, Forget, and Re-Elect: The Messages We Send When We Absolve Lawmakers After Sex Scandals

forgiveness one way road sign

Despite their past poor judgement, Weiner, Spitzer, and Sanford are all officially back in politics. If we continue to allow ourselves to kiss and make up every time a politician apologizes for his bad sexual decision making, what messages are we sending young people?

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The Obama Administration’s False Excuses on Affordable Housing Hurt Families Like Mine: Why I’m Suing

You think raising toddlers as a single mom is difficult, try doing it without a home.

You think raising toddlers as a single mom is difficult? Try doing it without a home.

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Oregon Domestic Workers’ Bill Fails, Highlighting Importance of Workers’ Voices

Rep. Sara Gelser (D-Corvallis), the bill's chief sponsor.

Part of the problem in Oregon was that the push for domestic workers’ legislation did not include enough grassroots mobilization by the state’s estimated 10,000 domestic workers who are currently excluded from overtime and other protections.

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New York Legislative Session Ends with No Women’s Equality Act

The Women's Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

The Women’s Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

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Despite Senate Reluctance, New York Assembly Passes Bill to Codify Abortion Rights

The Women's Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.

The New York State Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass Gov. Cuomo’s ten-point Women’s Equality Act intact, but Republicans and a handful of conservative Democrats in the state senate have sworn the bill will be defeated unless the abortion platform is removed.

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Effort to Strengthen Abortion Rights in New York Fails Amid Bipartisan Pushback

Senator Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx).

A new bill to support women’s rights in New York State has been stripped of an amendment that would codify the right to an abortion.

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Legal Wrap: The Battle Over EC Winds Down, Big Pharma Declared Winner

In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.

In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.

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Legal Wrap: Another EC Win, and State Legal Challenges Add Up

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

The Obama administration agrees to comply with a court order on emergency contraception, while the legal challenges over state abortion restrictions get expensive.

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New York Bill Would Allow Teens to Get HPV Vaccine Without Parental Consent

The bad news is that neck and throat cancers are rising, and this common sexually transmitted infection seems to be the cause. The good news: The vaccines that are available to prevent infection seem to protect against these kind of cancers as well.

A new bill in the New York State Assembly would allow minors to consent to receiving the HPV vaccine without parental consent. Unsurprisingly, it has been met with some opposition.

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Did Rihanna’s Lipstick Really Give a Woman Herpes?

A New York City woman is suing MAC cosmetics claiming that she got herpes from the Rihanna-branded RiRi Woo lipstick, which she sampled at the singer’s May 7 show in Brooklyn.

A New York City woman is suing MAC cosmetics claiming that she got herpes from the Rihanna-branded RiRi Woo lipstick, which she sampled at the singer’s May 7 show in Brooklyn.

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